RAHMAN'S CHAMBERS, Barristers & Advocates || A leading law firm of Bangladesh

Who We Are


Rahman’s Chambers is one of the leading law firm of Bangladesh. It operates from its main office in Banani, Dhaka with support from three other branches strategically located in Gulshan & Kakrail of Dhaka and Agrabad of Chittagong. The firm was founded by Mr. Mohammed Forrukh Rahman, Barrister-at-Law and Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh in 2006 following his nearly 100 year family tradition that dates back to 1920s. Rahman’s Chambers is composed of highly experienced, innovative, consistent and talented Barristers, Advocates and Legal Consultants & Practitioners, who are expert in their respective field of laws. The Firm is known for its honesty, commitment, consistency, ethics, leadership and team work and also for providing ‘relentless’ support for its clients, utilizing its resources and strength.

The firm excels in delivering practical commercial judgments and deep legal expertise for high-stakes matters. Main practice areas of the firm include Admiralty, Maritime and Ship Arrest, Arbitration, Mediation and ADRs, Aviation Matters, Banking, Finance & Investment, Capital Market, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Transactions, International Trade, Construction & Engineering, Foreign Investment and Business set up, Fraud and White collar litigation, Global Investment & Business Visa, Intellectual Property Matters, Judicial Review of Administrative Action, Labour, Service tribunals & related matters, M & A, Corporate matters and Litigation, Marine Insurance, Power, Energy and Infrastructure projects, Procurement, Bidding & Government Contracts, Shipbuilding and Ship breaking matters, Real Estate and Property Matters, VAT, Tax and Customs Matters etc.

Rahman’s Chambers has outstanding reputation for “accepting challenging work” and its ability to bring success through innovation, hard work and dynamism. Yet it is not resting on its laurels received for its success in securing landmark judgments, significant arbitration awards, completing complex projects and so on, from different corners e.g. Legal 500, Chambers & Partners etc. Instead it is relentlessly finding and in pursuit of more room for improvement.

Over last 12 years, the firm served more than 150 clients which includes multinationals, such as Philips Lighting, Samsung Engineering, Uniqlo, group of companies e.g. Anwar Group, local businesses e.g. Unitex LP Gas Limited, foreign investments e.g Gildan, joint venture e.g. Grameen Danone Foods Limited, overseas clients e.g. Vector Aerospace, London P & I Club and numerous high net worth individuals. We also worked with a number of international law firms involving our mutual clients such as HFWFleet HamburgKing & Wood Mallesons, Akin Gump Strauss LLPKim & Chang etc.

Why Us


  • Serving 12 years as a Firm
  • Helping business community
  • 100 year family history
  • Excellent leadership & team work
  • Reasonable pricing
  • High ethical standard
  • Outstanding quality
  • Remarkable success record.

Our Reported Cases


2018

Income Tax matter: Estimation of sell & rate of gross profit

Grameen Danone Foods Ltd Vs. Commissioner of Taxes reported in 6 CLR (HCD) (2018) 25. The Hon’ble Court observed that despite the assessee being a Bangladeshi company, the DCT estimated the sale as well as the rate of gross profit with that of a renowned multinational company registered in Bangladesh “which is not proper”.

Power & Energy: Gas Supply through dedicated line 150 psi 12- inch gas line

TM Textile and Garments Vs. Bangladesh reported in 6 CLR (HCD) (2018) 65. The issues involved were that of a legitimate expectation of the Petitioner to keep its gas line dedicated & exclusive, denying any access to any other party as the Petitioner spent a significant amount of money for its construction.

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Our Recent Works


Successfully resolved complex dispute involving damage of Bulk Cargo 
Chambers’ have represented London P & I Club & Ship-owner on very complex disputes involving damage of Bulk Cargo at the fault of Master and successfully reached out of court settlement leading towards the withdrawal of cases and release of Vessel for the benefit of our client.

Take over of OOCL  Bangladesh 
Chambers’ Corporate department successfully completed take over of OOCL of Bangladesh by an OOCL Hong Kong Company as a part of the global take over

JV for 1320 Megawatt Coal Power Plant 
Chambers’ have drafted Memorandum of Articles of a Joint Venture Company between Union Resources, China, Appolo Engineering and others for a 1320MW proposed coal power plant at Cox’s Bazaar.

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Practice Areas


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Admiralty, Maritime and Ship Arrest

Admiralty or Maritime law is one of the core areas of practice of Rahman’s Chambers. The Chambers advises mostly foreign clients.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

The Chambers believes in resolution of disputes in cost effective manner using shortest possible time and resources

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Aviation Matters

Rahman’s Chambers is admired and well-known for its expertise in effectively and efficiently handling a variety of aviation related regulatory and transactional matters including litigation

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Banking, Finance & Investment

Rahman’s Chambers is one of the well established law chambers in Bangladesh providing legal services in various legal aspects of the banking and financial matters

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Capital Market

Rahman’s Chambers have in-depth knowledge over the regulation of SEC & the ability to navigate the complex regulatory regime that governs our clients’ businesses

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Commercial Litigations

Rahman’s Chambers is the key player in handling litigations in the area of commercial laws involving LC payment, stoppage of LC payment, money claim under LC or back to back LC, claim against carrier, demurrage claim

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Commercial Transactions, International Trade

Rahman’s Chambers is a full service law firm for trade related matters. Besides dealing with Commercial Litigation matters, the firm provides all sorts of support to the business community over trade related issues for both local and foreign clients.

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Construction & Engineering

In recent years the chambers have developed reasonable expertise in the area of Construction and Engineering. We assist client in both Commercial projects as well as public projects.

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Corporate Litigations

The Chambers has provided legal support and also conducted due diligence for a number of companies, involving garment and textiles

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Cross Border Matters

The Chambers’ Cross Border Disputes practice commenced when Mr. Mohammed Forrukh Rahman successfully represented the Central Bank in international trade disputes involving loss of cargo due to false delivery in the land mark decision

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Foreign Investment and Business set up

Bangladesh is a lucrative place for investment because of its low labour cost, comparative political stability & geographical location.

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Fruad and White collar crimes

The firm has settled practice in the following practice area: Cheque Dishonour, Fraud and Misappropriation, Money Laundering, Defamation et

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Global Investment & Citizenship

Global investment from Bangladesh is challenging due to regulatory requirements. In very limited cases global investment can be made overseas. The Chambers in compliance with laws advises clients on this issues.

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Information Technology

Rahman’s Chambers has an impressive history of assisting business and commercial clients both nationally and

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International Arbitration

International Arbitration are one of the core areas of practice of Rahman’s Chambers. It has a separate department comprising three lawyers who are responsible for ADR matters.

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Intellectual Property Matters

Rahman’s Chambers has an impressive history of assisting business and commercial clients both nationally and internationally in serving their Intellectual Property rightsLearn More »
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International Law

The Chambers’ Cross-Border Disputes practice commenced when Mr. Mohammed Forrukh Rahman successfully represented the Central Bank in internationalLearn More »
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Judicial Review of Administrative Action

The chambers successfully obtained Rule & Stay and a favourable judgement for several clients over the last 10 years.  We specifically deal with the following sectors

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Labour and Employment Matters

Rahman’s Chambers is one of the leading law firms of the Bangladesh when it comes to matters relating to Labour

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Labour, Service tribunals & realted matters

Rahman’s Chambers is one of the leading law firms of Bangladesh when it comes to matters relating to

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Marine Insurance

Marine insurance was the earliest well-developed kind of insurance, with origins in the Greek and Roman maritime loan

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Power, Energy and Infrastructure projects

Rahman’s Chambers is one of the leading law firms in providing legal services in power sector. From the very inception the firm advises both foreign and local clients on power and energy matters.

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Procurement, Bidding & Government Contracts.

Bangladesh is a developing country in South East Asia and is one of the few developing countries that is on target to achieving most of the Millenium Development Goals set by the UN and is considerably ahead of target on some indicators.

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Real Estate and Property Matters

Rahman’s Chambers since inception handles clients having issues over property. Our best effort goes towards assisting our clients by providing proper consultancy and legal documentation services with a view to avoid future litigation.

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Shipbuilding and Shipbreaking matters

Gradually, the reputation of Bangladesh as a shipbuilding nation is growing internationally. As the industry grows, disputes between the shipbuilders and purchasers are also followed.

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VAT, Tax and Customs Matters

Chambers have long standing practice of nearly 7 years assisting clients in taxation matters. Mr. Rahman begun its journey by advising Grameen Danone Foods Ltd in 2008

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